Joey in my mirror 2002 From the portfolio Double Exposure Joey in my mirror, Berlin 1992 Joey in my mirror, NYC 1999 Two Cibachromes, 51 x 61 cm (20 x 24") ea. Edition of 45, signed on left image.
»My work derives from the snapshot. It is the form of photography that most closely stands for love.« Nan Goldin, born 1953 in Washington DC, lives and works in Paris. Every one of Goldin´s photographs is like a window opening on a labyrinthine body of stories - some happy, some tragic. Her work is documentary in the best sense: it hews close to the world she knows, but it also indulges in the self-dramatization and pathos that together constitute a post-modern version of Romanticism. Nan Goldin´s photographs have become touchstones of the contemporary visual imagination, avidly collected all over the world and assimilated into the mainstream.
Alf and Fritz / Volcano 1998 From the portfolio Sequences a: Alf Bold Dead, August 18, 1993; b: Fritz Five Days Old, August 18, 1993; c: Stromboli at Dawn. Set of three Ilfochrome prints. Each print 40 x 50 cm (15¾ x19¾"), set signed on image b. Edition of 60.
Nan Goldin, born 1953 in Washington, D.C., lives and works in New York. »For me taking a picture is a way of touching somebody - it´s a caress. I am looking with a warm eye, not a cold eye. I am not analyzing what is going on - I just get inspired to take a picture by the beauty and vulnerability of my friends.« »On August 18, 1993 I spent the day by the bedside of my best friend Alf Bold listening to his death-rattle. I left the hospital briefly to meet my friend Hans Werner´s newborn son, Fritz. When I returned to the hospital an hour later Alf had died.«